With 15 exciting modes of transportation at their fingertips, this is just the ticket for travel-happy or vehicle-obsessed toddlers.
Each mode has its own whimsical character/driver and distinctively exciting motor sound effects and offers transportation by land, sea or air. The interactivity level is more than adequate for this age level, allowing readers to not only place the driver in each vehicle, but also to initiate the vehicle sounds and movement off the page. The characters add to the fun: the elk on the bicycle, with the jolly bike horn; the fox on the motorcycle, her scarf blowing in the wind upon takeoff; a big pink rabbit to drive the big yellow bus; and the frog EMT manning the ambulance. The big question is, who will be more amused by the vehicle/driver pairings, toddlers or their parents? Navigationally friendly, with auto-play, read-to-me, read-by-myself options, the app also offers a recording option whereby parents and toddlers can identify the vehicles in their own voices. And to help toddlers learn the words for all the vehicles, there’s a visual index on the last two pages, where they can practice.
The next best thing to actually jumping in or on your own bicycle, tractor, cement mixer, fire truck, race car and space ship. (iPad storybook app. 1-3)